Tuesday, April 25, 2006

An Appeal From Settlers In Support of Indigenous Sovereignty

Hi everyone,
I'm appealing to political-minded bloggers to put some of their blogging time into helping do web solidarity work with Six Nations people who have been maintaining a peaceful camp as part of reclaiming stolen lands. The camp has been going since Feb 28, but there was very little media coverage until the Ontario Provincial Police attacked the camp on April 20.

I've been keeping a chronology at http://sisis.nativeweb.org/actionalert to help people stay updated. The chronology is primarily a media archive but also includes updates from the camp and from various solidarity groups. The overarching purpose is to (1) get news directly from the camp out to mainstream and alternative media outlets, as well as the general public, (2) keeping a short chronology so people can get daily updates without having to sift through tons of reports, and (3) monitoring mainstream and alternative media to have a general sense of what the public is hearing.

This is a lot of work and I need help to keep it going. People who blog have lots of web skills that could be used towards this. It's a really simple process -- if you are willing to help, I'll send you the website of one media source (e.g., CBC, CHTV, Hamilton Spectator). You would check that webpage once in the morning and once in the evening and convert anything posted there into a HTML template file (so it's consistent with SISIS specs), then email it to me. It would take around 5-10 minutes of your time in the morning and evening.  If you are interested please email me at jgoldber@shaw.ca. Please only email me if you are prepared to do this every morning and evening for at least two weeks, as it will be a make-work project for me otherwise.

Thanks for considering this request.

for Settlers In Support of Indigenous Sovereignty

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